July 01, 2014
Charity of the Month July 2014 - American Melanoma Foundation
EatSmart fans will continue to select a Charity of the Month in 2014. Fans will submit short stories about the charity’s mission and why it’s meaningful to them. We began our Charity of the Month donations in 2011. July in National Ultraviolet Safety Month, and in recognizing UV Safety, EatSmart Products is sponsoring The American Melanoma Foundation. The AMF is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors dedicated to serving the needs of patients and communities nationwide. AMF is also a member of the National Council On Skin Cancer Prevention. Many of you will ask; "What Melanoma is?" Melanoma is a serious skin cancer and it's characterized by the uncontrolled growth of pigment-producing tanning cells. Melanoma can occur anywhere on the body without any warning in men and women. With the hot summer months here, bringing awareness to Melanoma is very important for individuals young and old. More than 73% of skin cancer deaths are from melanoma and 1 out of 34 Americans are susceptible to developing melanoma. Melanoma is caused from excessive exposure to Ultraviolet Lights. Sun Screen and Sun Block is so important to use and always apply it as recommended. Read our past blog post about Sun Screen and see why it's so important to Slather on the Sun Screen. Always remember to lather up and enjoy the summer.
We will be donating 50 cents for every new Twitter follower during the month of July. (So spread the word!)